Caravaggio

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Rare find: the 13th-century painting attributed to the Italian master Cimabue. Photograph: Michel Euler/AP

It’s amazing what you can find in an old French house. A painting attributed to Cimabue, the 13th-century Florentine genius who started the Renaissanc(...)

A detail from The Taking of Christ by  Caravaggio, which is on  indefinite loan to the National Gallery of Ireland from the Jesuit Community. Photograph: National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery’s spectacular new exhibition on the works and influence of Caravaggio opens to the public on Saturday in Dublin. The show i(...)

A detail of a painting entitled “Judith Beheading Holofernes” pictured during its presentation in Paris on Tuesday. It is widely believed to have been painted by the Italian master Caravaggio. Photograph:  Charles Platiau/Reuters

The art expert Éric Turquin on Tuesday unveiled Judith Beheading Holofernes, believed to have been painted by Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio(...)

‘The Taking of Christ’ by Michelangelo MerisiCaravaggio (1602). Photograph courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland and the Jesuit Community, Leeson Street, Dublin who acknowledge the generosity of the late Dr Marie Lea-Wilson

One of the most interesting items consigned to Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers’ big “history” sale in Dublin next month, on the eve of the actual centenary (...)

Detail from ‘Boy Peeling A Fruit’: the fruit is believed to be a green (unripe) Seville or bergamot orange but has long been a subject of debate among art historians

Almost all the surviving paintings by the Italian artist Caravaggio (1571-1610) are in museums, national galleries or churches in Italy. They are rega(...)